Mattson Qualifies New Etch System and Ships Production Orders to Support Memory Upturn

Mattson Qualifies New Etch System and Ships Production Orders to Support Memory 
Upturn 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/20/13 --  Mattson Technology Inc.
(NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment for
the manufacture of semiconductors, announces that its new paradigmE
XP etch system has been qualified for advanced DRAM device
technologies. In order to support customer requirements, the
paradigmE XP system was qualified for production use and additional
systems were manufactured, shipped and installed at a customer wafer
fabrication facility within the same quarter, demonstrating Mattson's
technical and operational agility to support the growing demands for
our products. 
"Our customer selected the paradigmE XP system based on meeting their
stringent device technology requirements while achieving competitive
cost of ownership. These results were achieved with our most
advanced, proprietary, plasma source, which we believe offers process
performance comparable to the industry's leading edge offerings,"
said Rene George, Vice President and General Manager of Mattson
Technology's Plasma Products Group. "After a rapid and intense
qualification, we have installed multiple systems to support wafer
fab mass production. We continue to develop additional process
applications on the paradigmE XP to offer the advantages of our state
of the art technology and industry leading productivity to not only
our memory customers, but our foundry and logic customers as well." 
In describing the impact of this performance on the company,
President and CEO Fusen Chen said, "Mattson has demonstrated its
ability to respond quickly to customer requirements and capture new
market opportunities. Current engagements in similar projects across
all of our product lines are expected to enable us to continue our
profitable growth through the current cycle." 
About Mattson Technology, Inc.
 Mattson Technology, Inc. designs,
manufactures and markets semiconductor wafer processing equipment
used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. We are a leading
supplier of plasma and rapid thermal processing equipment to the
global semiconductor industry, and operate in three primary product
sectors: Dry Strip, Etch, Rapid Thermal Processing and Millisecond
Anneal. Through manufacturing and design innovation, we have produced
technologically advanced systems that provide productive and
cost-effective solutions for customers fabricating current- and
next-generation semiconductor devices. For more information, please
contact Mattson Technology, Inc., 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA,
94538. Telephone: (800) MATTSON / (510) 657-5900. Internet:
www.mattson.com. 
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